Our 14th annual Solarthon was a huge success, raising over $72,000 dollars, installing solar for 18 families, and bringing smiles to all in Richmond's Atchison Village. Read on for more on this fabulous day!
As the morning fog cleared on Saturday June 9th, the sun shined out over 100 volunteers on the rooftops and homes at Atchison Village in Richmond as a part of GRID Bay Area’s 13th Annual Solarthon event. The 2018 Solarthon, GRID’s annual solar installation block party and fundraiser, was a huge success: community volunteers, executives from the solar industry, solar clients and residents of Atchison Village, and local job trainees all came together to successfully install for 19 families in one day and take part in a celebration of Richmond's bright future!
Below is a guest blog from Barbara Postel, a resident of the Atchison Village community where GRID held it’s 13th Annual Solarthon event. Barbara, whose solar system had been installed prior to the event, spent her Saturday giving back to GRID alongside the team of Solar Champions who had fundraised in support of the event. We are so lucky to have amazing people like you in the GRID family, Barbara!
Parksdale Subdivision in Madera, California was the location for this year's Solarthon.
“What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good.” – Aristotle.
Solarthon, a solar installation block party and fundraiser is an annual
As part of our annual Central Valley Solarthon, which was held this year
Solarthon is GRID Alternatives’ flagship community installation event, bringing together people from all walks of life – including individual volunteers, corporate sponsors, and community leaders – and with the completion of this achievement low-income residents of Los Angeless will benefit from over $200,000 in lifetime savings.
Solarthon kicked off at this start of this weekend with two great installs, perfectly highlighting the diverse cross-section of Los Angeles brought together in the name of solar.
This summer, 10 Novato families not only unlocked the